Matthew P. Rubba
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Matthew Rubba concentrates his practice on commercial, corporate, and consumer financial services litigation. Mr. Rubba regularly represents lenders and financial institutions in a variety of finance litigation matters in federal and state courts, including disputes under the Federal Truth In Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and under various state consumer protection statutes. He has also successfully represented national lending institutions in various contractual and tax matters and real estate transactions.
Mr. Rubba serves on the Advisory Board for Fairleigh Dickinson University's legal studies program. Prior to beginning his legal practice, he served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Judith H. Wizmur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, and completed an internship program with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. Mr. Rubba has previously been affiliated with the American Arbitration Association, and currently serves as a court appointed arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
Mr. Rubba is also an accomplished musician and has been featured in numerous publications for his involvement in the arts community. He serves as the band leader and guitarist for Blank Rome’s own house band, “Alternative Dispute Revolution.” The band was a Regional Finalist in the 2013 Fortune Magazine Battle of the Corporate Bands, as well as a participant in the 2015 Philadelphia Law Rocks benefit concert, and regularly performs and fundraises in partnership with the United Way.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Rubba provides pro bono legal advice for small businesses through his relationship with Philadelphia VIP, and to artists and musicians through the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. He also serves as a board observer for the Philadelphia Legal Clinic for the Disabled (“LCD”) as part of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board Observer Program, which provides participants with the opportunity to learn more about local legal services organizations/other nonprofits as well as the leadership skills necessary to serve on the boards of such organizations, and on how to succeed in their future careers.